[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”30872″ img_size=”620×349″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]EXCLUSIVE: If you have been watching The CW’s Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose; then you know the character Luke Fox. Playing the fictional son of Lucius Fox, Camrus Johnson was kind enough to answer some questions that we at Geek Vibes Nation had.
Please read below for our questions and his answers!
Growing up were you a big comics fan? If so were you a Marvel or DC fan?
I actually never read comics growing up! I played all of the Marvel and DC video games like Batman Arkham Asylum, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2, the X-Mens, the Hulks, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, so many. Then when I got the idea to write my own comic a couple of years ago, my co-writer Kelsey Barnhart gave me about fifty of his own comics to read and I kept telling him I couldn’t believe it took me so long to get into them. I’ve loved all of these characters for so long and freak out when I get to see them on screen, so why in the world did I never read where they came from?!
Can you tell us what we can expect from Luke Fox this season?
We can mainly expect to see how Luke’s relationship with Kate Kane develops, at times for the good and at times for the bad. After the second episode Luke has officially began his team up with Kate by stumbling upon the consol and figuring out how to save her right before it’s too late, so we’ll be seeing a lot more of Luke getting comfortable from his position as the brains of the operation. We also hinted a little to his relationship with his dad in Episode 2 so hopefully, if Luke gets comfortable enough, we can dive deeper into what happened…or what’s happening. Dun dun dun.
What was the audition process like?
I auditioned in NYC for one person at Warner Bros. (the incomparable Findley Davidson) the second week of January. A week and a half later I had what’s called a “test”. It was basically a callback, but with a rehearsal on camera and the callback was in front of 10 people from Warner Bros. (including the president of WB TV, Peter Roth, who we all freaking love and David Rappaport who is the current prince of YA casting), then the next day was the final test at The CW office with the same 10 folks plus 7 more from the Network. I got the call that I booked it that night. I was on a plane back to New York the next day, and when I landed and turned on my phone I had so many congrats texts? I was so confused and thought my dad posted about it when he wasn’t supposed to! Haha but no, they already announced the news that I booked it that quickly on Deadline and it suddenly all became real. Also, I got my other 2 wisdom teeth out somewhere in the middle of all this. Don’t wait as long as I did, just makes it hurt a lot worse. But also, why did I get 2 out at a time? Why?
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What’s it like working with Ruby Rose?
Thankfully Luke and Kate’s relationship is very reminiscent of a pair of siblings or future close friends, so we don’t always have to be serious on set to get into it. We have the freedom to crack jokes and goof off and it never throws off the vibe, so… we have a lot of fun when we’re there. Let’s see if a blooper reel makes its way out someday. I bet she’ll have more bloopers than me though!
What does it mean to be part of a show that features the first lesbian superhero as the lead?
It means everything. How incredible is it that the LGBTQ+ community is being celebrated as much as it is right now? To be in a show that highlights that and talks about it, among other topics, is wonderful. To be in a superhero TV show that has something to say and makes so many of our audience members feel seen…I mean what more can you ask for.
What can viewers be excited for in Batwoman’s first season?
EVERYTHING! You can expect a lot more killer action scenes and a lot more AWESOME CHARACTERS. A lot more jokes from Luke and steps taken toward becoming the best Luke Fox we know he can be. A lot more conflict, a lot more craziness, and a lot….more…surprises. *covers mouth*
How did everyone take the great news about Batwoman premiering to huge ratings on CW?
As well as you’d think!!! We were and still are happy that so many people tuned when it aired and when it encored. More importantly, I’m glad that so many of the fans were so happy and surprised by the pilot. We all have our doubts about specific shows and pieces of art, that’s normal, so seeing the number of fans reaching out to say that they couldn’t believe how much they liked it and how they think the second episode is even better is a great feeling.
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Has Lucious worked with Bruce in this world if so will there be any flashbacks?
I’m not actually sure yet how deep into the past our showrunner Caroline Dries plans to dive into Lucius and Bruce’s relationship, or how soon. So I can’t speak on flashbacks, but of course Lucius worked with Bruce! That’s how Luke started working for Bruce. Following in his father’s footsteps.
What happened to Alfred?
In this world I’m not sure what happened to Alfred, I suppose that depends on what happened to “Master Bruce”! And I know as much as Luke does about what happened to Batman, which…isn’t a whole lot. I guess that’s a question for Caroline Dries. Hmmmm.
Will we see Luke Fox suit up in Batwoman?
I HOPE SO! We still have a ton of Fox unpacking to do, but hopefully one day.
In case you don’t know what Johnson is talking about in the last question, Luke Fox suits up as Batwing in the comics. The Arrowverse is all about world-building and introduces heroes through other shows before potentially branching out on their own. If you read the comics then you know there is a lot of story behind Batwing that would be really cool if Batwoman decided to go that way.
What are your thoughts on Batwoman so far and are you excited for Crisis on Infinite Earths?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]